Auction 124, Lot 319

"Nova Hispania, et Nova Galicia", Jansson, Jan

Subject: Mexico

Period: 1636 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19 x 13.7 inches
48.3 x 34.8 cm

A decorative map of the central and western coastal regions of Mexico, based on Ortelius. Mexico City is situated on a large lake below the elaborate title cartouche that features the Royal Spanish Arms. Several silver mines are located in the central region, as Argenti minerae. A galleon and sea monster ornament the Pacific, while a cherub beckons to armadillos on the scale of miles cartouche. German text on verso.

References:

Condition: A+

Lovely impression on a strong sheet with wide original margins. There is a suggestion of toning and one tiny rust spot in the upper margin, not affecting the map.

Estimate: $700 - $800

Sold for: $500

Closed on 5/7/2008

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